I realised I got my time for my race wrong- although gun time was 14:30+, chip time was 14:26- happier with that, wierdly (?)- I spent the last 4 hours of the race knownig I'd lost 20 mins, and trying to minimse any more slippage. I came 612th out of 1000 entries, 637 finishers- I don't know how many DNF's but have heard stories of 1 set of broken fingers, and a broken nose- it's a bit treacherous underfoot in places!
Back to sanity for my next race- marathon, up at fort willliam, in july ( will have to move faster- midgies can fly at 4 mph!)
Cho pat strap is worth a try, plus I'm a recent convert to K taping. Try the taping for day- to day, to help it setle, then wear the knee brace for the runs. Also, a run/ walk strategy seems to hrlp, which you'll presumably be able to do. Hope it settles OK
Sitting on the sofa, ice on my swollen ankle, looking at my finishers t shirt and buff! I managed the 53 (hilly) miles in 14hr 30mins ans a few seconds- Obviously that's a pretty slow average pace- ran the first 2hr 20 to the 13 mile checkpoint, then a big hill to go over- lost dozenz of places there!. Then undulating ++ for many miles - I was still able to run at the end, and not too much damage- perhaps some tendonitis of my left ankle- ice on it now. I'm sitting on the sofa with ice on my foot now- watching the london marathon coverage- Paula wall-to-wall! PResumably they will mention some of the other runners at somepoint.
Good luck everyone today! I wont be moving much off the sofa.